After being absent from martial arts for a long time, I decided that I kind of miss practicing and needed to find a gym that would be a good fit for my needs. I also enjoy crossfit, bootcamp and zumba workouts and practice yoga. So when I saw what this school had to offer I felt like it was a match made in....match.com
. I've tried almost every class available to me and have enjoyed each one. All classes are performed without wearing shoes as they have padded floors and an astro-turf area. It's really cool how they have 3 partitioned training areas. Clean bathrooms and changing areas are also available.
Let me go over the menu:
Adult martial arts - One hour long and emphasizes on learning and improving on the foundations of any martial art. How to throw various punches and kicks. How to move your body, keep your balance, judge your distance from an opponent, and work on your speed, power and timing. You get to spar with your classmates (wearing pads of course) and attack the punching bags they have. Sparring with classmates is done carefully and gets your body used to punching and kicking and the stuff I mentioned, while attacking a punching bag lets you go full power. There's a great feeling of camaraderie between the students and the classes are fun.
F.I.T. classes - Never the same and are well rounded full body workouts. They start off with a 10-15 minute warm-up involving running and ballistic stretching. Then you get to things like various push-ups, squats, ab exercises, running, hopping and lifting. If you want to get into shape, this is an excellent program.
Zumba - Very dynamic and fast paced. The music is loud and even has disco lights. Feels like a Latin party. Guaranteed to burn calories and tighten the butt.
Yoga - Good for the body and mind. Stretching, strengthening your core and muscles you didn't know you had. It's good to do this after a week of work, stress, and taking the other classes.
I opted for the monthly membership at around $75, which includes unlimited classes. It's a great price for all the classes I get to jump into. They do have other pay options to suite your needs. Especially if you prefer to just drop in whenever you feel like it and don't want the monthly charge.
So whether you are into fitness, want to get into fitness, want to learn martial arts, like to dance and shake that thang and need some yoga to balance all that out, this might be the place for you.